Latest News from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Turkey: Russia preparing S-400 systems for delivery

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Russia's S-400 air defense missiles are currently being prepared to be flown to Turkey.
Speaking to reporters before leaving for Bosnia on Monday, Erdogan wouldn't say, however, when the Russian missile defense system would reach Turkey or where they will be deployed.

PM Boyko Borissov Will Meet with Dodik, Erdogan and Pendarovski in Sarajevo

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov will participate in the summit of state and government heads of the countries participating in the Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP). The forum will be held on 8 and 9 July in Sarajevo, as Bosnia and Herzegovina is the current SEECP rotating chair. 

Kosovo will not Participate in the Southeast European Summit

This was announced by Kosovo Foreign Minister Begint Pacolly, writes NOVA TV. 

A delegation from Pristina will not take part in the Southeast European summit due to the way Bosnia and Herzegovina as a host country, treats Kosovo. Kosovo Foreign Minister said.

Erdogan’s Sarajevo Visit May Affect Bosniak Leadership Race

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is visiting the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on July Tuesday and Wednesday to attend the regional Summit of the South-East European Co-operation Process, SEECP.

However, according to agreed protocols, he will also use this visit to meet Bosnian and regional leaders.

Turkey's Erdoğan to attend Balkans summit in Bosnia

Turkey's president will attend the two-day South East European Countries Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit starting on July 8 in Bosnia, according to the presidential communications director.

Bosnian Serb arrested at the border on Interpol charges

A Bosnian Serb who was arrested at the Evzones border crossing on Thursday afternoon on an arrest warrant issued by Interpol was led before a prosecutor in Thessaloniki on Friday.
The 46-year-old is wanted in Bosnia-Herzegovina on charges of attempted murder. He was identified during passport control.

Slovenia Opposition Demands Tighter Border Controls With Croatia

The opposition conservative New Slovenia party, NSi, on Thursday, demanded a session of the foreign policy and interior policy committees in parliament to discuss the new joint Italian-Slovenian border patrols on the borders of the two countries.

Bosnia Ponders Where to Hold Former Syria Fighters

The Bosnian Minister for Human Rights and Refugees on Thursday said families of former Islamic State fighter in Syria might be accommodated near the southwest city of Mostar at the Selakovac reception centre.

"If they have no other place to stay, they may be placed in this centre. Salakovac is a possible option," Semiha Borovac told the media.

33 Srebrenica Victims to Be Buried at Genocide Commemoration

On the 24th anniversary of Srebrenica genocide on July 11, the remains of 33 more people will be buried at a collective funeral at the memorial centre in the village of Potocari, Bosnia and Herzegovina's Missing Persons Institute told BIRN.

Bosnian Serb Protesters Denounce Ban on City-Centre Rallies

Several hundreds protesters, led by opposition MPs in the assembly of Republika Srpska, the mainly Serbian entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gathered for a second time in the Mladen Stojanovic park in Banja Luka, close to the RS government building after the authorities refused to allow them to gather in the central Krajina Square.

Balkan Activists Plan Week of Protests Against Hydro-Power

Starting from this Saturday until July 16, protests against the damage done to the environment by hydro-power plants will be staged in several Balkan capitals, under the umbrella name Action Weeks for Balkan Rivers, a joint action of several environmental non-government organisations.

Two Bosnians Jailed for Planning Terror Attacks

The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday found two hard-line Islamists guilty of acquiring guns and explosive devices in preparation for terrorist attacks. It sentenced Maksim Bozic (1990) to four years in jail and Edin Hastor (1972) to two-and-a-half years.